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BERNINA/ANITA GOODESIGN PROBLEM SOLVED
FIX FOR CRAZY BEHAVIOR WITH AG
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Date: 6/10/14 8:55 AM

About a year ago I went to an AG seminar. Half were Babylocks and half were Bernina 780s and 830s. The Babylocks sewed flawlessly. The Berninas went nuts. No one had an explanation. Now a year later after asking frequently about the solution I was shown that if you open the PES version in Artlink and then write to Bernina 830 780 or whatever, all the problems go away. I had been told by one person to try DST. At the dealer we tried that and lost our color info. With PES it retained all. Just posting in case you also had an issue with this. I can't tell you why it works but perhaps the EXP on the CD is just too generic and makes the machines go nuts. WHEW.

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Date: 6/10/14 10:30 AM

I have no idea what you are talking about. I am blissfully ignorant.

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Date: 6/10/14 11:18 AM

I always use my Bernina DesignerPlus 7 software to transfer designs to a USB stick and then to my machine. I never have a problem.

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Date: 6/10/14 12:30 PM

Thanks so much for this info!!! I love Anita Goodesigns so I find this very interesting.
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Date: 6/10/14 12:53 PM

Thanks for info - I also put my designs on a USB and never have a problem.

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Date: 6/10/14 1:57 PM

You always loose color info with .dst and .exp formats no matter where you get your embroidery designs from, or what machine you sew them out with. That is normal and always has to be that way. That should not be a surprise or a mystery for some teacher in any class, anyplace.

That is just because, in a .exp or .dst formatted embroidery file, there is no place in it, to even hold any particular color information. Instead, it just holds information on each "color change" as in when you change the physical thread going through a needle, instead.

So that is nothing wrong or unusual about Bernina's or AnitaGoodesign embroidery designs at all. That is just a property of .dst and .exp formatted embroidery designs.

But they (the vendor) make their embroidery designs in Pulse software, and they even give you on the CD that condensed native design format, and just lots of other expanded, stitch based ones too.

But, if you use anyone's embroidery design in .dst or .exp format and the colors are not the same on your machine panel or in your software, that's not a problem, that is to be expected and normal, and just the way it always is. So, you can either just ignore the actual colors (as they only denote a change of color instead) or if you bring a .dst or .exp design into some embroidery digitizing software, you can just change the colors visual you are looking at there, to anything you want. But, the visual colors in a design on a screen someplace, do not matter in .dst or .exp, just because you can still always put any color of thread on the machine you want.

So, it's nothing unusual or special or a problem, about that particular vendors embroidery designs at all, and they all are like that, if sold in .exp or .dst. It's just a function of the .exp and .dst formatted embroidery designs instead.
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Date: 6/10/14 2:07 PM

As I understand it, Bernina has a 'special' exp format that contains three files I believe. One file is the colors. So by importing the PES file into Artlink (or Designer Plus or Editor) and then exporting to the .exp for the machine the colors are preserved. The export can either be directly to the machine or to the USB stick I believe. But the key is that it is to one of the machines that uses exp (like the 830) so that you get the special Bernina version.

Glad it is working for you now Erinsluck!

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Date: 6/10/14 11:07 PM

Erinsluck, how did the machines go nuts? Was it just the colors? But, Beauturbo is correct - any teacher should know that, and what Janyce said too! I used to buy EXP and stopped doing that, because of the color problem.
I hate not being able to see the right colors, even if I have the color change sheet right there!

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Date: 6/12/14 11:05 PM

Weird hopping stitches. Not cutting jump threads. A total mess. This was the heart design in a workshop. When I heard they now knew what happened I asked them to show me. Not everyone has software. I'm only trying to describe what I was shown. I really don't understand it

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Date: 6/13/14 0:35 AM

Great explanation, Janyce! Makes perfect sense.
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